Scott W. Bauguess
Acting Director, Division of Economic and Risk Analysis

Previous SEC Positions:

Scott W. Bauguess is Acting Chief Economist and Acting Director of the SEC’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA). He previously served as Deputy Chief Economist and Deputy Director of DERA.

Dr. Bauguess oversees the Division’s risk assessment and data-driven, predictive analytics development, designed to detect fraud and misconduct in the Commission’s investigation and examination programs, specifically in the areas of corporate issuers, broker- dealers, and asset managers. He directs the Commission’s economic analyses in recommendations to the Commission to enact federal rules related to corporate disclosure and governance, accounting standards, structured finance, and OTC derivatives. His service also includes the business management of the SEC’s Tips, Complaints, and Referral (TCR) system, which was launched in 2010 to accelerate the detection of market misconduct.

Dr. Bauguess joined the SEC in 2007 from Texas Tech University where he was on faculty in the College of Business, and continues to teach graduate courses in corporate financial policy at George Washington University. Dr. Bauguess received his Ph.D. in Finance from Arizona State University in 2004. He also holds a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and prior to his doctoral studies spent six years working as an engineer in the high tech industry.